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WATCH: Greek Week Lip Sync Rocks Fenton Court

As the semester draws to a close, only three things are guaranteed:  Finals, Doo Dah Day, and Greek Week.  And the last item is this week.

Greek Week 2010 kicked off on Saturday with Community Service Day, but the week’s biggest event was Sunday night in Fenton COurt.  Lip Sync, the most highly coveted Greek competition, brought five of the six chapters at MC to the stage.  The chapters were given the task of finding songs between the late 80’s and 1999 (The Nickelodeon period, I guess you could say), but there was no actual theme for the night.  However, most chapters followed the Greek Week theme, which is Nickelodeon. Read more…

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Posted by    Date: Monday, April 12, 2010

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Spring Recruitment: Chi Omega Welcomes Interested Women


Are you a woman on campus thinking about going greek? Now is a great opportunity to visit the sisters of Chi Omega.

Chi Omega is hosting two events this week.  Tonight from seven to nine PM, head down to the Gathering Place for a game night.  They will have games to play and snacks to eat.  On Wednesday (tomorrow night) from six to eight PM, they will be hosting a Valentine Making Party.  All valentines will be made for U.S. Soldiers overseas.  They will also have cookies to bake and decorate.

Chi Omega was founded in 1895, and has grown to become one of the world’s largest women’s organizations.  They have over 290,000 initiates and 171 chapters.  For more information, visit their national website, their local website, or visit one of their events for more information

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Who You're Voting On

court01Thanks to a Press Release from Tom Perry at College Relations, I have true bios for each of the candidates.  Voting takes place today (Thursday, October 15th) and tomorrow (Friday, October 16th) from 11 AM to 1 PM and 5 to 7 PM.  Your student ID is required to vote.  You can meet the candidates in person at Munchies on the Mall tonight at 6 PM in Upper Gilman.  Writing on the Mall will be presenting coverage of Homecoming 2009, so stay tuned for the latest.  Here they are, in alphabetical order:

Erin Boyle
boyle_erinBoyle, of North Olmsted, Ohio, is heavily involved on campus, including membership with Psi Chi Honorary, Student Alumni Association, Student Senate Planning Committee, McDonough Leadership Program, American Advertising Federation, Women’s Choir, The Marcolian and as part of a number of Marietta Musical Theater Productions. Boyle, daughter of Neil and Dawn Boyle, is majoring in Psychology with minors in Advertising & Public Relations and Marketing. Her alumni escort is Kellen Boyle ’09.

Christa Dunlevy
dunlevy_christa1Dunlevy, of Malvern, Ohio, is an Organizational Communication and Public Relations major with a minor in Marketing. She has a certificate in Leadership Studies from the McDonough Leadership Program. She continues to work with the McDonough Leadership Program as a project leader for Alumni Relations. She has been the captain of the Marietta College Dance Team for three years. Dunlevy, daughter of Mary Laubacher, is a member of Lambda Pi Eta and Alpha Lambda Delta. She is also a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative and the Chair of PioPalooza. She has also been the head dispatcher at College Police for the past year. Her brother J.C. Kowal will be her escort.

Nancy Flowers
flowers_nancy1Flowers, of Bellaire, Ohio, is a member of Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Honorary), Marietta College’s Theatre Department and Women’s Choir. Flowers, daughter of Michael and Cheri Flowers, is majoring in Musical Theatre with a minor in Management. Her father will escort her Saturday.

Emily McGinty
mcginty_emily1Representing Alpha Xi Delta, McGinty is the Public Relations Vice President of the sorority, and also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Tau Pi Phi and the leadership department. During her time at Marietta, she has participated in Student Senate, Relay for Life and women’s crew. She is majoring in Public Relations & Advertising. McGinty, of Dalton, Ohio, is the daughter of Jeff and Bev McGinty. Her father and Marietta College alumna Melissa Schulte ’09 will escort her.

Megan McGrath
mcgrath_megan1Representing Chi Omega, McGrath is the president of Omicron Delta Kappa and Vice President of Kappa Delta Pi. She is also the Vice President of Order of Omega, Treasurer of the Hockey Club, Senior Interviewer for Admission, and former President of Chi Omega. McGrath, daughter of Gary and Robin McGrath, is from Pittsburgh, Pa. She is majoring in Middle Childhood Education with certificates in Leadership, Teachers as Leaders and Reading Endorsement. Her father will serve as her escort.

Andrew Bolton
bolton_andrew1Representing Lambda Chi Alpha, Bolton is a member of the Pioneer Tennis Team, Ultimate Frisbee and the McDonough Student Advisory Council. Bolton, of Baltimore, Md., will earn a degree in Economics with a minor in both Leadership and Management. Blakely Dye ’11 will escort Bolton, son of Bryan and Beth Bolton.

Michael Cress
cress_michael1Cress, of Atlantic City, N.J., is a Senior Interviewer for Admission, he teaches second graders at Ely Chapman Education Foundation, and he is involved with the Erwin Knights Education Association. He has directed campus excursions for the College Union Board, published articles in The Marcolian, worked on the Presidential campaign trail in 2008, and rowed with the Men’s Crew. Cress, son of Frederick Cress and Katherine Neifert, is majoring in English and Adolescent/Young Adult Education. Kasie Robb ’10 and Assistant Professor Carolyn Backus will serve as his escorts.

Donhnall Godfrey
Godfrey, of Parkersburg, W.Va., is Vice President of the Honors House and Vice President of the English Honorary Sigma Tau Delta. Godfrey, son of Shawn and Lori Godfrey, is an English major with a minor in Art and a certificate in Writing. His alumni escort is Elizabeth Wallace ’09.

Greg Geisler
geisler_greg1Geisler, Alpha Tau Omega’s nominee, works at the campus Academic Resource Center, is a member of the Student Alumni Association and is very active in intramural sports. Geisler, of North Royalton, Ohio, is the son of Greg and Rose Geisler. He is majoring in Business Management with a minor in Marketing. Brian Page ’05 will serve as Geisler’s alumni escort.

Jeremy Jusek
jusek_jeremy1Jusek is representing Delta Tau Delta, an organization that he currently serves as the corresponding secretary. The Garrettsville, Ohio, native is President of the Honors House and Alpha Psi Omega. He is a member of the Chemistry Club and is earning degrees in both Chemistry and Theatre. He is also minoring in Philosophy with a certificate in Writing. Kim Keesler ’12 and Mandy Bics ’09 will escort Jusek, son of Lauren Jusek.

Phil York
york_phil1York, of Frederick, Md., is highly involved with numerous organizations on campus, including Sophomore Student Senate Representative, College Union Board Vice President and Music Chair, McDonough Student Advisory Committee Junior Representative, McDonough Student Teacher’s Assistant, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Representative for Admission, and member Charles Sumner Harrison Organization. York is also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Alpha Theta and Omicron Delta Kappa. During the spring semester he will conduct an internship in Washington, D.C.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Panhellenic Council Bid Handouts!

Writing on the Mall was there as Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, and Sigma Kappa cheered, chanted, and welcomed their newest members to their chapters.  The three sororities wrapped up Panhellenic Council Recruitment yesterday with Bid Day, an annual tradition where disaffiliated members (Rho Gammas and freshmen housing Resident Assistants) were presented to their chapters.

As the three chapters marched to their positions in front of Andrews Hall, their new members received their bids and met the women that would be joining their chapter with them.  From there, they run out the front doors and into the waiting arms of their new sisters, where they are given shirts and other items to celebrate their bid acceptance.

In the end, 17 women accepted bids to Alpha Xi Delta and Sigma Kappa, while 15 women accepted bids to Chi Omega.  That means that only Chi Omega can continue to recruit new members with continuous open recruitment.

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Posted by    Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009

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Filling the Gaps

Its been a week and a half/two weeks since I had to send my laptop in for repairs, so here’s all the news you missed!

  • Viva La Revolucion!  Parking for upperclassmen has been restored to the Gathering Place parking lot.  All blue parking passes can now park in the lot, along with red passes for freshmen that received them.
  • Hooray for the Blue and White!  The Pioneers defeated Thiel College in the River City Bowl with a score of 20-14.  Looking ahead, Marietta College plays Wilmington College this Saturday at 6 PM, the season’s only home night game.
  • Lambda Chi Alpha held their annual Watermelon Bust.  13 teams from various organizations competed in events ranging from watermelon tossing to melon carving.  The teams raised nearly 500 pounds of food, which will go to the Marietta Community Food Pantry as part of the Lambda Chi chapter’s North American Food Drive effort.
  • H1N1 “Swine” Flu may have finally made it to Marietta College.  There have been a couple reported cases of potential H1N1 infections, but they haven’t been confirmed yet as far as I know.  More information will be posted later.
  • Sternwheeler has come and gone.  The three day event brought thousands of visitors to the city of Marietta for a fun-filled weekend that culminated in one of the region’s most spectacular firework shows.  I was once again happy to get myself some Quaker Steak and Lube wings and a Bloomin’ Onion from vendors, and won a t-shirt from the Ohio Lottery.
  • Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment began yesterday.  Events continue through Thursday for IFC and Friday for PHC.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Panhellenic Recruitment Continues Today

While recruitment started yesterday for Panhellenic Council, those that are still interested in joining recruitment can still sign up.  You have to sign-up in Andrews at the front desk and attend all three open houses tonight.

If you would like to sign up please go to the Student Life Office in Andrews Hall and pick up a form
Rho Gammas will be visiting the halls each evening… look out for them to ask questions
Rho Gammas will be holding informationals next Tuesday in each dorm.
Recruitment starts September 14th.

Megan McGrath, Panhellenic Council Rho Gamma

Here’s the rest of the Panhellenic Council Recruitment Calendar for this week.

Tuesday, Sept. 15: Open House 2
5-7 p.m. — Alpha Xi Delta
6-8 p.m. — Sigma Kappa
7-9 p.m. — Chi Omega

Wednesday, Sept. 16: Chapter Night
While all three chapters are affiliated with a national organization they are special and unique here at Marietta College.
8-3 p.m. — Pick up invitations to this night in Andrew’s Hall
5-5:45 p.m. — Chi Omega & Sigma Kappa
6-6:45 p.m. — Alpha Xi Delta
7-7:45 p.m. — Chi Omega
8-8:45 p.m. — Alpha Xi Delta & Sigma Kappa

Thursday, Sept. 17: Preference Night
This is a very special night for each chapter and you!
8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Pick up invitations to this night in Andrew’s Hall
6:30-7:30 p.m. — Party 1
8-9 p.m. — Party 2
8:30 pm — Meet Rho Gammas in Andrew’s Hall to sign preference card

Friday, Sept. 18: Bid Day

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Move In Dates

DSCF1214If you are a Greek Mover, you can move in starting on Wednesday.

If you are an incoming Freshman, you can move in Thursday.

If you are an upperclassman student that has not already moved in, you can move in Saturday or Sunday.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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For Those Looking at Sororities at MC

Here is a write-up with the basic need-to-knows for sorority recruitment at Marietta College.  This is courtesy of Megan McGrath from Panhellenic Council.

For those interested in sorority life on campus, here are the need to know facts:

A sorority (or women’s fraternity) is a social organization in which the members are bonded by common ideals.  Each sorority has its own philanthropy and purpose.

For information on each house you can go to the Marietta College Greek Life website: and follow the links to the local and national websites for each house.

To get involved in recruitment (the process of joining a sorority) you can get in touch with a Rho Gamma.  A Rho Gamma is a woman from one of the sororities that has disaffiliated from her own chapter until recruitment is over to provide an unbiased source of information and give guidance before & during recruitment and to make the process of recruitment as easy as possible.

Each Rho Gamma is assigned to a freshman dorm.  They will be visiting the dorms each night in the beginning of the school year to get girls interested in recruitment and tell them how to sign up.

Recruitment will begin the 14th of September.

For more information please reference the Marietta College Greek Life website or

More details will be updated closer to Recruitment about signing up and other events that are occurring on campus.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Blood Drive Today…Give 'Til It Hurts!

If you have time to give blood today, stop by the Gathering Place.  Greek Week is teaming up with the Red Cross to help get more blood to area hospitals.  The blood drive is running through 4:30 PM today, so get there if you can.

I know some people will ask about this, so I’ll answer it now.  They are looking for Double-Red donors.  And the other inevitable question?  All donors will receive flip flops (while supplies last).

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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Greek Week 2009 Preview

The Best Greek Week EVER (!!) is starting Saturday night, and you need a map to get through all the events that are on tap.

Events start Saturday morning and continue through the following Friday.

Saturday, March 28th

Community Service Day
The Greek community will be helping out across the community Saturday Morning, splitting into ten groups.  Groups will be working at the  Marietta Sidewalk Survey, Humane Society, Ely Chapman, Friends of Lower Muskingum, Alternative High School, Habitat for Humanity, Buckeye Park, Community Gardens, EVE Women’s Shelter, and Kroger Wetlands from 9 AM to Noon.

Up ‘Til Dawn Finale
Fraternity and Sorority members are encouraged to attend
the Up ‘Til Dawn Finale event, supporting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  I know that there will be a DJ there, and will assume that there will be inflatables and other fun things to do there.  The event is open to the college community, and is $5 for those that did not participate in the Up ‘Til Dawn letter-writing campaign .

Sunday, March 29th

Arguably the biggest event of Greek Week, Lipsync starts at 7 PM in Fenton Court.  A week and a half of stress and practice all comes down to 10-12 minutes on the stage.  The theme this year goes along with decades that VH1 has done “I Love The…” shows for.  Sigma Kappa and Alpha Tau Omega share the 80’s, Lambda Chi Alpha and Chi Omega share the 90’s, and Alpha Xi Delta and Delta Tau Delta share the new millennium.  Each group has selected seven songs from the decade that will be played in some form, and will display at least 5 pop-up factoids throughout their show.

Monday, March 30th

Mascot Challenge
Remember the Greek God/Goddess event from last year?  Well, it’s back.  This time, though, its been revamped.  The six campus greek letter organizations will dress up a candidate like the school’s mascot, the Pioneer, and give him phrases and poses to say and do.  The mascots will then be rated by students heading to dinner, as the event takes place out from of Gilman.

Tuesday, March 31st

Gilman Theme Night
A change from last year (I think), all Greeks will be wearing letters and having dinner at Gilman from 5-7 PM.  Really not much more to this event.

Wednesday, April 1st

Blood Drive
It’s time to hold out your arm and give ’til you stop bleeding.  Greek Council is teaming up with the American Red Cross from 9 AM to 5 PM to hold a blood drive in the Gathering Place.  They will be taking both regular blood donations and double-red donations.  All blood types are needed.

Cash Cab
The idea here is that one member of each class of each fraternity and sorority will be driven around town and be asked random questions, similar to a current TV show by the same name on the Discovery Channel.  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will duke it out to see who is the trivia king.  The event takes place from 6-8 PM in the Gathering Place.

Thursday, April 2nd

Greek Olympics
It’s a battle of the bodies and brains at DU Field from 6-8 PM.  Various events encompassing all sorts of attributes will take place, with points awarded based on performance.  All are welcome to view the spectacle and root for your favorite chapter.

Friday, April 3rd

Greek Awards Banquet
The applications have been turned in and the winners have been decided.  Who will walk away  with the various chapter and individual awards this year?  Only time will tell.  The event will start at 6 PM in the McDonough Auditoriuma and should take an hour.

Greek Ball
After a week of competition, it’s only fair to kick off the shoes and go dancing.  Everybody will move over to the Great Room in Andrews Hall and dance the night away (or, more likely, from 7-10 PM).

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009

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